Free grant funding workshop

Central Coast not-for-profit and charity organisations are invited to attend a free workshop on how to apply for grant funding from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation at the Central Coast Leagues Club on Tuesday, September 16.

Local organisations that have recently benefited from Charitable Foundation funding include Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, Sunnyfield’s McCabe House and Wyoming Community Centre. This year these charities collectively received over $150,000 funding for community initiatives. Charitable Foundation executive officer Mr Jason Bourke said: “The seminar will explain how to apply for grant funding, how applications are assessed and the types of community projects that have been funded to date.” “Not-for-profit and charity organisations will also have the opportunity to meet members of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation team and network with other local not for profit and charity organisations,” Mr Bourke said. The next round of funding applications will close on October 17. The Charitable Foundation supports a broad range of projects in the areas of community health and wellbeing, youth development and mentoring, social inclusiveness, training and education projects throughout the Central Coast and Hunter regions Established in 2003 to celebrate Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s 100th anniversary, the Charitable Foundation distributes more than $1.5 million annually to local not-forprofit organisations and has committed $12 million for almost 300 community projects and initiatives since 2003.

Media release,
1 Sep 2014
Sam Gannon,
Enigma Corp